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  1. Hi All, I have sticking brakes in my s-type Everything online suggests it is the booster. So I unplugged it and it doesn't stick anymore. With it plugged in the pedal is like wood. I have a VH40. I was wondering what is the consensus with rebuilding vs buying new. I'm not interested in a knock off. Had one in my old V8 commer and was a pain. If rebuilding is the way to go, anybody know anywhere that does it? edit: Ignore that. Apex up north had them on the shelf for only a small bit more than the rebuild kit. No brainer.
  2. I just came back inside after doing the back of my commer van. I opted for the usual underlay and shag carpet over sound matting. Reason being it is easy enough to drag out and dry if it gets wet.
  3. So I sorted out the backfire. I changed the spark plugs which were ancient and fouled and adjusted the timing. It needs to be done properly but it runs so much better now. The throttle response isnt instant but revs very strong. Before it just died if you didnt slowly roll on the throttle. I just turned the dizzy until it worked properly.
  4. To be honest, you win by not caring that much. Up close there are usually a couple of runs and there are imperfections all over the place. But buffing helps cover up poor technique and it'll only get ruined anyway. I cut as many corners as possible. I don't even sand down my primer. I just put a little more thinners in it and sand any problem areas. It isn't a good paint job at all but from 5 meters away looks great. That is cool by me. I have too many cars/projects to strive for perfection. I only spray 1.5 coats anyway. Just a quick tacking coat and then a full wet coat.
  5. A lot of long suffering partners out there felt a shiver down their spine when that was listed.
  6. I'll never be able to sell the commer. I spent a kings ransom on the rebuild only to drive the same speed I did before I started. I have a deal for you. I'll swap you the Standard 10 for your morries and you hold onto the morries for me.
  7. Blimey. Forgot about this thread. I need to extract the digit. So on the boil at the moment with my crap: - 66 Chev is at compliance. Engineer is being really good about ticking off little things for me. Drove it around for a while and even with the overdrive auto, the 4.5:1 diff ratio is too short for the highway. Oh well, angry Ford Ranger drivers will have to chill out. I really should have just swapped the Eaton diff for a taller one but as it is meant to be a towcar, it is what it is. - Scimitar is going slowly. I'm waiting for some fuel fittings to come in and then I can cha
  8. Hi All, Does anybody know how to get a hold of @KustomKreeps? ta
  9. Years ago I got pulled over by the cops for having a bare metal car in Australia. I got away with it saying that I was in the middle of prepping for paint but was told that it has to have a colour. Anybody know if that is the same story in NZ? Or can I clear coat bare steel and call it a day. It is a farm truck.
  10. Thanks, gents. I was in town and popped my head into the cert guy's office and got the lowdown and he confirms it. His note was that if the uni is before the center bearing than it only needs one. A 66 chev has it after so no biggy. Two it is.
  11. Quick question on safety hoops. Do two piece tailshafts need just one next the gearbox or two including an extra one near the centre bearing?
  12. I have the hobby car manual. It doesn't look too difficult. I prefer to buy off the shelf as with my experience with LVV it is easier to show a receipt than to prove what is hidden behind the B pillar. Thanks for the offer! I'll shoot you a flirty PM.
  13. Hi All, I have to get some retractable seat belts for LVV on my C20. Does anybody know of any NZ approved kits that have the mounting brackets I can fizz in to the B pillar and bolt to the floor? Otherwise am I better off just welding a nut to the back of a plate myself? Cheers
  14. Hi Flash, I finally got to test drive my finished commer van. I don't want to pull focus so if you wanna chat about the mods I did that worked and didnt work feel free to shoot me a PM. Cheers Damo
  15. I managed to chat to a copper last night on the way home and he said if you don't give them a reason to pull you over it won't be an issue. Seems fair enough.
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